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mike-mchugh

Larger nozzle size ??

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Is there an easy way to get the ultimaker to print more material/sec via say a bigger nozzle ?

I'm thinking of printer largish objects that don't need amazing accuracy.

Results of small objects have been really good.

If this has been asked before, point me to the answer ... ;)

 

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With a machined 0.8mm nozzle the UM2 can get up to over 16mm^3/sec we found out back in July:

http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/6548-how-to-modify-machine-a-um2-nozzle-to-08mm/

If you want it to go faster than that i belive that the heater and the relatively short melt chamber is limiting the speed, i guess that the UMO probably would be able to go even faster with a enlarged nozzle because of the longer melt chamber and more powerful heater cartridge.

 

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I found a happy compromise at 0.65mm for architectural models and ninjaflex

I just screwed the nozzle into a piece of MDF and put a pin vice with a .65mm drill in my pillar drill (diy drill diy pillar) and it just worked - I drilled from the top.

Might have been beginner's luck ..... oh, I had 5 spare nozzles just in case :) and some spare drills!

Cuts some prints from 12 hours to 4 or less as I do a single pass wall - these are architecture 'makettes' that take up the whole build plate.

I do tend to break up the models though to get the best print orientation and then assemble them - so the glass is used for a really good wall face.

Have a go - it was a 3 minute operation!

Works great for ninjaflex with a slight feeder mod.

PS - this was UM1 - you don't say which one you want to mod.

James

 

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